Vodafone UK customers have plenty to look forward to now that both the business centric Nokia E7 and multimedia powerhouse Sony Ericsson Xperia arc have made their way to Vodafone’s web site as “coming soon.”
Although no exact time frames were given regarding their arrivals, it’s only natural to assume at this point that they’re very close to launch – especially when Vodafone UK mentions them as coming soon. As it currently stands, you can only register to receive the latest updates regarding both smartphones. But with almost all things, we’ll slowly start to see additional and concrete information regarding the availability and pricing for both smartphones in the near future.
With two highly anticipated smartphones bound for Vodafone UK, one targeting business minded individuals with the other for multimedia buffs, there’s going to be a lot of excitement for their customers. So if you’re interested in either devices, you can check out their respective coming soon pages and register for those updates.
Not to be outdone in terms of visibility by its sibling, the LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile UK decided to throw a register page for the upcoming LG Optimus Black.
Placed in the coming section of T-Mobile UK’s web site, the sign up page will enable customers who are interested in LG’s next Android powered smartphone to register for the latest updates regarding it. From pre-ordering to plan pricing, you’ll be offered just about every breaking news about the handset. Sure there are tons of prevalent Android devices coming to marker in the near future, but what differentiates the Optimus Black is its prestigious title of being the first smartphone to feature a Nova display – which of course “is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most reliable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility.”
Up until now, we haven’t heard about any carrier partners, but UK consumers will be one of the first to fetch the handset through T-Mobile UK. Although no word about an exact launch date has been confirmed, it’s more than favorable to see this one out some time in March.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, dubbed the PlayStation phone, leaked already countless times before its upcoming announcement at the MWC Expo this month. It was even thoroughly previewed a few times, including the game play with legacy PS titles.
Only a few unknowns still stay, like which exactly of the second generation Snapdragon chipsets is inside, and what titles will it ship with preinstalled. Now thanks to a leaked display stand, probably for Sony Ericsson’s booth at the MWC Expo, we know the marketing slogan. “Smart Phone, Smart Gaming” is the new catchphrase coined by the marketing honchos at Sony Ericsson.
We’ll reserve judgement until we see the quality and number of titles that will be available at launch for this gaming handset in the dedicated section of Android Market, as well as the gameplay itself.
When buying a phone (or anything else, really), we’re always searching for the best deal possible, and usually we find it at discount retailers like Amazon.
Once again, the above-mentioned site is doing what it does best – discounting products – and is offering one of the most attractive phones in T-Mo’s line-up – the myTouch 4G for mere $29.99.
If you are a T-Mo subscriber, or want to become one, this is certainly a good deal, since this phone packs a few goodies like a 3.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800, a 5MP camera, Froyo and 1GHz processor.
Now the T-Mobile myTouch 4G costs $50 less than its previous price, so you are free to give a post-Christmas present to yourself or your loved one.
Two tech blogs have independently confirmed what is still a rumor, but a juicy one. HTC has lined up a 4G device for T-Mobile, under the codename Pyramid, which is supposed to land on Big Magenta May or June.
The HTC Pyramid will be an all-out 2011 phone. The chipset is supposed to be Qualcomm’s MSM 8260, a third generation Snapdragon, which has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. While dual-core could be expected from a mid-2011 HTC flagship, the usual 4.3″ screen size that the company uses for its high-end models, here receives the new and hip qHD resolution of 540×960 pixels, like the Motorola ATRIX 4G.
Thus the HTC Pyramid will carry the biggest screen with the highest resolution and the most powerful chipset in T-Mo’s 4G lineup, if something else doesn’t come up in the meantime. The MSM8260 chipset has the next generation Adreno 220 GPU, which will probably put Tegra 2 to shame. Watch a video of the chipset in action below, demoed by Qualcomm a few weeks ago at CES 2011. You can read all about the dual-core chipsets in our article here.
If you happen to be a sports fanatic, you surely want to stay informed about your favourite club all the time. And sometimes that’s not the easiest of tasks, because all these life necessities like work, girlfriends and so on get on the way on the really important things – like thinking about tactics or daydreaming about a big name signing.
Well, that’s no longer true thanks to your beloved Android smartphone. Every time you are on the go, and do the things you do, you can still check the latest stories about your preferred league and team. To make your choice easier, we have collected five quality sports apps for Android, so let’s begin with… Read the full article at PhoneArena.com!
Both Android and iOS have run into criticism about their security as of late. But Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) has added an interesting feature to further secure your personal data. While perusing the Motorola Xoom, Engadget discovered an ‘Encrypt Tablet’ option, wherein you can secure all your information with a personal PIN.
The process must be a long one, because the prompt tells you to ensure that you have a full battery before beginning the encryption. When they asked the Google representative about the encryption, he clarified that it is a feature of Honeycomb as a whole, not an exclusive to the Motorola Xoom.
Unfortunately, he wouldn’t elaborate as to the cryptographic standard, so it may not be quite on the BlackBerry’s level. Regardless, the mere inclusion of encryption bodes well for Android’s future as a corporate user’s must-have-accessory.
The Dropcam application has made its way to Android and will let you keep an eye on your property via your Dropcam security cameras from anywhere you feel the need or get a sudden rush of paranoia.
If you already have a Dropcam security setup, then this application will be exactly what you are looking for. Once logged in, you will be able to view live streams and watch recorded video. It will even send you sound and motion alerts. However, if you are not an owner of any Dropcam cameras, you will be limited to the viewing of public streams.
The only real kicker is that your phone needs to be running Android 2.2 or higher. Hit us with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Check out this video of the Swiftkey Tablet software that has been designed for the Motorola Droid Xoom that is intended to make typing text on a larger screen a much easier and less stressful experience.
The application is ready to launch with the Droid Xoom, whenever that day may be. It was developed in partnership with Google and uses the Fluency prediction engine. The prediction engine is being utilized courtesy of TouchType and is in fact a patent-pending technology. Get this; it will actually try to predict what word you are going to type based on what it understands to be your personal writing style. That’s pretty crazy, right?
So go ahead and check out the embedded video and tell us what you think in the comment section down below.
source: Daily Mobile
When we talk about advances in tablet technology, we’re most often thinking about two things: games and Web browsing. But there is extraordinary educational potential in the new Android Honeycomb operating system. One such educational advance is Google Body, which is like the Google Maps of human anatomy.
Google Body, a new app for Honeycomb-powered tablets, gives the user a layered, 3-dimensional view of the human body, much like Google Maps does for geography. The user can select between layers like the skeleton, the muscular system, the nervous system, and more. You can rotate the male or female model to get a better view of a particular feature, and view it with or without its neighboring organs.
If you want to search for a specific organ, you can do a real-time search, like in Google’s search engine, to find the specific feature. Once you’ve found the organ, you can even zoom inside of it to see its inner workings. On a basic level, introductory biology students can use the familiar interface to learn basic anatomy. On a higher level, surgical residents can use the app to gain a better understanding of different features’ relative positions. Needless to say, we expect to see this in the hands of both middle-schoolers and med students alike.
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